Found July 16, 2012 on Bronx Pinstripes:
New_york_yankees_13e5

<a href="http://bronxpinstripes.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-feed-statistics/feed-statistics.php?url=aHR0cDovL2Jyb254cGluc3RyaXBlcy5jb20vdGhlLWxpbmV1cC95YW5rcy1ob3BlLXJlY29yZC1zdHJlYWstY29udGludWVzLWluLWEtdy9hdHRhY2htZW50LzYyOHg0NzEtMi8=" rel=\"attachment wp-att-9361\">

The Yankees haven’t been strangers to scoring runs this season as they are currently ranked fourth in the majors this year in runs scored per game at 4.90. The team slightly ahead of them at 4.99 runs per game are the Toronto Blue Jays, the Yankees’ opponent tonight. A little over a month and a half ago, on May 29, the Yankees were 26-23, 2.5 games behind the Orioles for first place in the AL East. Today, in 39 games since, the Bombers have a commanding eight game lead with a record of 54-34. A huge part of their success has been their hitting, which has picked up as the temperature rises in New York this summer.

Yesterday, unfortunately in a loss, the Yankees set a single season franchise record by scoring three or more runs in 39 straight games. Their previous highest mark stretched over the 1950-51 seasons at 49 games. All-time, the Yanks are ranked third in the live-ball era with this current streak. Only the 1994 Cleveland Indians (48 games) and the 1930 Athletics (41) are ahead of the 2012 Yankees.

Tonight, New York will face the Blue Jays and Henderson Alvarez, who will be facing the Yankees for the second time in his career. In his previous start against New York, Alvarez went six innings, giving up five runs on nine hits. Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-3 in that game with a three-run homer. Although this is a very small sample size, you’d have to imagine that the Yankees are primed to score some runs tonight.

They’ll have Phil Hughes on the mound, who has had great success in Yankee Stadium over his last two starts – he’s allowed two runs over 16 total innings with a stunning strikeout-to-walk ratio of 12-to-1. Hughes has had success with his curveball over those two starts as well, as opponents had just three hits in 15 at-bats (.200) ending on that pitch. This year, the home run has plagued Hughes, but he hasn’t allowed a homer in his last three starts. Only two other times has Hughes had longer streaks as a starter. Tonight, he will have to face Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista, who have combined to hit 52 home runs so far this season.

If the offense can get to Alvarez again, the Yankees will surely add on to their impressive runs scored per game streak. Tonight however, they hope Hughes is on his game and the night ends in a win and another game added on to their stranglehold in the AL East.

THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

New York Yankees: Mariano vs. Soriano

Mariano vs. Soriano is a topic considered sacrilegious in Yankee Universe that no one wants to brooch but with the recent rumors that Mariano Rivera could return in 2012 it has to be. Rafael Soriano (Photo credit: Wikipedia) First let me be clear in stating my opinion that Rivera is the greatest closer ever to play the game. There is no other like Mo, and there never will be but...

Report: Yankees' Rivera wants to return this season

The New York Yankees are not expecting closer Mariano Rivera to return until next season, but Rivera said he wants to return this year. Rivera, 42, tore his anterior-cruciate ligament on May 3, but did not have surgery until June 12. Rivera is still operating under the assumption that he probably won't be back this season. But the New York Post reported last week that his...

Yankees Game 89: Ibanez Goes Grand

<a href="http://bronxpinstripes.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-feed-statistics/feed-statistics.php?url=aHR0cDovL2Jyb254cGluc3RyaXBlcy5jb20vZ2FtZS1kYXkveWFua2Vlcy1nYW1lLTg5LWliYW5lei1nb2VzLWdyYW5kL2F0dGFjaG1lbnQvZ204OWZlYXQv" rel=\"attachment wp-att-9379\"> Toronto Blue Jays 3 — New York Yankees 6   Raul Ibanez broke a tie with a no-doubt grand slam...

Yankees' backup left fielders keep coming through

Brett Gardner has appeared in just nine games for the Yankees this season, and none since injuring his right (non-throwing) elbow attempting a diving catch on April 17. As general manager Brian Cashman said Sunday, the Yankees barely have missed the speedy outfielder and lineup pest because of the presence of two aging players whose skill sets won't be confused with Gardner...

A-Rod may 'never speak to Reggie Jackson again'

It looks like Reggie Jackson has struck out with Alex Rodriguez over the comments he made about the Yankee third baseman in a Sports Illustrated article last week. A-Rod is still angry over Jackson's remark that Rodriguez's admitted use of steroids should keep him from joining the Yankee legend in the Hall of Fame. A source told the New York Daily News that Rodriguez is...

Read This Once And Forget Everything Else You See Or Hear On The Subject

 Brett Gardner's injury has still not been properly diagnosed. Until it is, and until he exits the Hospital For Special Surgery with a successful operation, he is not playing baseball again.  He does not need more rest.  He needs repair.  I have been saying this since he went away.  And you all know that.  So take a deep breath, have a dozen manhattans, and forget about...

Yankeetorial: The Aqua-Ape search gives us hope for Brett Gardner's elbow

Last night on the Discovery Channel, bearded and bespectacled scientists updated the world on their continuing search for mermaids, or the "aqua-ape." At one point, a bearder subjected deep sea recordings to a super-spectrographic, magnetic-sequencing digital analysis, isolating individual frequencies and slowing them to sound levels conducive to the human...

To replace the shelved Brett Gardner, Brian Cashman and the Yankees must consider pursuing future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki

New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner once again experienced pain in his bummed right elbow after playing in a simulated game Sunday and his agent, Joe Bick, acknowledged the speedster may be shelved for the remainder of 2012. “We … Continue reading →

Yankees Game 90: CC Fits Right Back In

<a href="http://bronxpinstripes.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-feed-statistics/feed-statistics.php?url=aHR0cDovL2Jyb254cGluc3RyaXBlcy5jb20vZ2FtZS1kYXkveWFua2Vlcy1nYW1lLTkwLWNjLWZpdHMtcmlnaHQtYmFjay1pbi9hdHRhY2htZW50L2dtOTBmZWF0Lw==" rel=\"attachment wp-att-9481\"> Toronto Blue Jays 1 — New York Yankees 6   CC Sabathia returned from the disabled list...

Curtis Granderson Makes Sick Catch Vs. Angels

Video: The GRANDYMAN CAN!

Spike Lee ends up with Mark Teixeira’s bat after it flies into stands (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Scary moment at Yankee Stadium on Sunday when Mark Teixeira‘s bat went flying into the stands in the bottom of the first against the Angels. However, fear not, compassionate baseball fans: the lumber managed to avoid hitting anybody. But there to end up with the souvenir: Spike Lee, who appears to be more busy heckling people at New York sporting...

Top Play: Curtis Granderson Robs Mike Trout

Curtis Granderson made the catch of the day by robbing fellow center fielder Mike Trout of extra bases on Sunday. Trout launched a 2-1 pitch deep to center field that appeared to be destined for extra bases, as Granderson was shading the Angels top prospect to right center field. After a long run to track the ball down, Granderson made a stellar catch at the warning track just before...

Ibanez grand slam gives Yankees a victory

NEW YORK -- Toronto Blue Jays reliever Jason Frasor had just frozen Nick Swisher on a called third strike with the bases loaded to record the second out of the eighth inning and quiet the Yankee Stadium crowd. Frasor appeared to be in position to escape the jam with the score still tied, but, as opponents have said all season, there is little relief in the New York Yankees lineup...

Yankees 6, Blue Jays 1

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees got one of their best players back from the disabled list just as the Toronto Blue Jays put one of theirs on the DL. CC Sabathia returned with one of his best outings of the season, pitching six innings of shutout ball in the Yankees' 6-1 win Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. While the Blue Jays absorbed their second straight loss to the AL...

Phelps Going For Gold

ROCHESTER, NY - In about two weeks, many Americans will have their eyes set on Michael Phelps as he tries to swim his way to another gold medal. For the New York Yankees, the team is focusing more on another Phelps, David Phelps, as he makes the transition back to a starting pitcher.
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.